Natalia Toledo Totopos Silver Earrings

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Natalia Toledo Totopos Silver Earrings

350.00

Natalia Toledo
Totopos Earrings
Silver
1 1/4 x 1 1/4 Inches

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Born in Juchitá, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1968, Natalia Toledo became involved with the indigenous language movement in Mexico while she studied at the Casa de la Cultura de Juchitán, her home city's "house of culture." While a student, she learned how to write in the Zapotec language, the tongue of the native culture of southern Oaxaca. Toledo herself grew up surrounded by two languages, speaking Zapotec at home and Spanish at school. Her poetry and stories draw heavily on the unique regional tales she has learned from people in her family and in the rural areas of Oaxaca near where she grew up.  A few of Toledo's books have been translated for an English-language audience and feature both Spanish and English texts. Light Foot/ Pies Ligeros is a picture book Toledo created to frame a series of paintings done by her father, well-known Mexican painter Francisco Toledo. - Thomas Gale, 2006